Paloma Faith comes to the Saturday night headline of The Bath Festival Finale fresh from her acclaimed Number 1 Gold album ‘The Architect’, which included the singles ‘Crybaby’, ‘Guilty’ and ‘Till I’m Done’. She is one of only two British female artists this decade to have their first three albums go Double Platinum in the UK. ‘The Architect’ was Paloma’s first album in more than three years since giving birth to her first child and became her first UK #1. It features an array of acclaimed co-writers, producers and collaborators including Sia, John Legend, Rag’n’Bone Man and actor Samuel L. Jackson. Paloma will head up a strong female vocal line-up on the Saturday, including Alison Moyet and Sophie Ellis-Bextor, along with a host of contemporary artists and emerging talent.
Special guest will be three-times BRIT Award-winner and Grammy-nominee, Alison Moyet. Alison has released 9 solo studio albums with 2017 seeing the release of the critically-acclaimed album ‘Other’, and her biggest world tour for thirty years.
“Revelling in her new-found artistic freedom, Ellis-Bextor is a star”, The Telegraph. The Brit Award nominated singer, songwriter and model came to prominence in the late 90s, reaching number two in the UK Albums Chart with the double platinum selling Read My Lips which spawned three top three singles, including Take Me Home and Murder on the Dancefloor (Europe’s most played song of 2002). Sophie also sang on the universal number 1 Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love), which won the Ericsson Muzik Awards for Best Single and Best Ibiza Tune of 2000.
There were three more Top 10 singles that decade before Sophie’s fifth studio album, Wanderlust marked a change in musical direction, rising to number 4 in the UK on its release in 2014, followed by the album Familia in 2016.
Also in the Big Top is singer-songwriter Rhys Lewis who has released four songs on Decca, including his latest soulful ballad, Be Your Man. Rhys became somewhat of an online sensation, with his first release Waking Up Without You soaring to the #1 spot on Spotify’s Viral Chart. He has since racked up 4.5 million streams in total. Listen on Spotify.
She is the buzziest act coming out of Ireland at the moment. She’s had two prime time TV performances including one of the biggest chat shows and the biggest dancing show in the country. She has sold out every show she has played in Ireland and London. She was also on tour with Dermot Kennedy end of last year.
Modern country music duo Ward Thomas made history when they were the first UK country artist to reach Number 1 in The Official Album Chart in 2016. The twin sisters from Hampshire and their harmonies have continued to make strides since then, playing at various festivals and events across the UK.
‘The homespun Hampshire girls are aiming at much bigger things, so fans should enjoy getting this close while they can.’ – THE GUARDIAN
Vladimir & Anton
Another sibling act in the line-up, violinists Vladimir & Anton are Slovakian brothers. Soon to begin a tour of the UK and Ireland, the duo’s performances take from popular classical music, with their album being recorded during sold-out live performances.
The Bath Festival finale weekend takes place 26th and 27th of May and will also include family activities, busking bandstand, a big top stage, poets corner and roaming entertainment.
Weekend Adult – £80 (£88 inc.booking fee)
Weekend Junior – £40 (£44 inc.booking fee)
Saturday Adult – £50 (£55 inc.booking fee)
Saturday Junior – £20 (£22 inc.booking fee)
Sunday Adult – £50 (£55 inc.booking fee)
Sunday Junior – £20 (£22 inc.booking fee)
Please note that all tickets are subject to a 10% commission set by the artistes and management. VIP tickets have sold out. The event organiser may run an upgrade scheme on the day and this will be promoted nearer the time of the event.
– ‘Junior Tickets’ are for children aged 14 and under, any child over the age of 14 will need to purchase an adult ticket
– Under 18’s, including those holding ‘Junior Tickets’ must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult over the age of 18.
– Under 5’s are free: only one free per an adult ticketholder. This will be discounted once both Adult and Under 5 tickets are in your basket.
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